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Optimizing Patient Outcomes: Opioids, MTM and Drug Prices

Holland America Line's Classic  Veendam
Holland America's Veendam

7-Day Canada and NE Discovery CDE Cruise Conference
from Boston, Massachusetts to Montreal, Quebec, Canada
October 5 - 12, 2019

10 (1.0 CEU) Live Contact Hours

Seminar Fees:

Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Dentists
*Discounted Advanced Registration - $895
Regular Registration - $945

Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Pharmacist Technicians
*Discounted Advanced Registration - $695
Regular Fee - $745

Nurses, Residents, Students
*Discounted Advanced Registration - $495
Regular Fee - $545

*Discounted Advanced Registration Deadline: July 9, 2019

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Faculty
C. Wayne Weart Pharm. D., BCPS, FASHP
Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine
Department of Family Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
Professor Emeritus of Clinical Pharmacy & Outcome Sciences
South Carolina College of Pharmacy, MUSC Campus, Charleston, SC

Disclosure: Dr. Weart has NO financial arrangements with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacist Technicians
Program Purpose / Objectives
Session 1: Monday, October 6, 2019, 4:15 PM Check In/Registration, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Educational Program (2hrs)

Pharmaceutical Pricing: Optimizing Patient Care with Today's Drug Prices


At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  1. Estimate the costs to develop a new chemical or biologic medication in the US and what the costs for selected marketed brand name, generic, and biologic medications
  2. Describe the role(s) of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) and the Pharmaceutical Industry in drug pricing
  3. Describe the reasons that the cost of many medications are increasing at a rate that is much higher than the Consumer Price Index over the last 10 years
  4. Develop appropriate alternative, cost-effective, evidence-based drug regimens utilizing the specific preferred formulary options or generics when they may be less cost to the patient than preferred co-pays
    Pharmacy Technicians:
    • Estimate the costs to develop a new chemical or biologic medication in the US and what the costs for selected marketed brand name, generic, and biologic medications
    • Describe the role(s) of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM's) and the Pharmaceutical Industry in drug pricing
    • Describe the reasons that the cost of many medications are increasing at a rate that is much higher than the Consumer Price Index over the last 10 years.

Session 2: Thursday, October 10, 2019, 7:45 AM Check In/Registration, 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM Educational Program (5hrs)

Evidence-based Medication Therapy Management to Optimize Patient Outcomes


This case based seminar will focus on the safe, effective and affordable use of evidence-based pharmacotherapy comparing new agents against existing agents and the high-level knowledge required to help patients and providers optimize therapeutic outcomes for individual patients. Participants will be given a set of typical patients from a primary care practice setting.
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  1. Evaluate multiple primary care patient cases exhibiting commonly seen medical problems
  2. Demonstrate motivational interviewing techniques for a diverse range of patients
  3. Interpret patient-specific case data, issues, and medication therapies to identify medication-related problems
  4. Suggest goals of therapy for each medical condition and medication-related problem identified
  5. Formulate plans to resolve medication-related problems
  6. Analyze pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes when reviewing an elderly person's medication regimen
  7. Recommend appropriate, evidence-based, cost effective therapies to replace inappropriate therapies to improve patient outcomes
  8. Effectively communicate recommendations to other health care providers
    Pharmacy Technicians:
    • Review multiple primary care patient cases exhibiting commonly seen medical problems
    • Demonstrate motivational interviewing techniques for a diverse range of patients
    • Review patient-specific case data, issues, and medication therapies and identify medication-related problems
    • Describe appropriate, evidence-based, cost effective therapies to replace inappropriate therapies to improve patient outcomes
    • Effectively communicate recommendations to pharmacists or health care providers.

Session 3 Thursday, October 10, 2019, 2:15 PM Check In/Registration, 2:30 PM - 5:45 PM Educational Program (3 hrs)

The Opioid Crisis


At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  1. Describe the current data on the use and abuse of opioids in the US.
  2. Assess patients accurately with pain for consideration of an opioid trial.
  3. Establish realistic goals for pain management and restoration of function
  4. Initiate and titrate opioid treatment (IR and ER/LA) safely and judiciously, maximizing efficacy while minimizing risks
  5. Monitor and re-evaluate treatment continuously; discontinue safely when appropriate
  6. Counsel patients and caregivers about use, misuse, abuse, diversion and overdose
  7. Educate patients about safe storage and disposal of opioids
    Pharmacy Technicians:
    • Describe the current data on the use and abuse of opioids in the US
    • Distinguish between use, misuse, abuse, and diversion
    • Demonstrate safe storage and disposal of opioids
Bonus : Recorded Program New Drug Update, Series 29 (10 hours)
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Accreditation
PHYSICIANS:
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of Credit is pending. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1. CME programs approved by the AAFP are eligible for Category 2 credit (or Category 1-A under special circumstances) through the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

CANADIAN PHYSICIANS:
Members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada are eligible to receive up to 10 MAINPRO-M1 credits for participation in this activity due to reciprocal agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS:
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for Prescribed credit from AAFP. Physician assistants may report the number of hours stated above of Category I credit for completing this program.

PHARMACISTS:
UNIVERSITY LEARNING SYSTEMS IS ACCREDITED BY THE ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR PHARMACY EDUCATION (ACPE) AS A PROVIDER OF CONTINUING PHARMACY EDUCATION.

CANADIAN PHARMACISTS:
Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) accepts courses accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). This credit is applicable to health professionals who may require pharmacology credit.

SESSION 1: 2 CONTACT HOURS ACPE UAN 0741-0000-19-026-L01-P, 0741-0000-19-026-L01-T, ACTIVITY: KNOWLEDGE
SESSION 2: 5 CONTACT HOURS ACPE UAN 0741-0000-19-027-L01-P, 0741-0000-19-027-L01-T, ACTIVITY: KNOWLEDGE
SESSION 3: 3 CONTACT HOURS ACPE UAN 0741-0000-19-028-L01-P, 0741-0000-19-028-L01-T, ACTIVITY: APPLICATION

NURSE PRACTITIONERS/ NURSES:
This course provides 10 contact hours (1.0 CEU) over three days, to fulfill the pharmacotherapeutics/ pharmacology requirements for American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Category 1 Continuing Education Hours for certification renewal.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Cruise Itinerary
DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Oct 05 Boston, Massachusetts
- 4:00 pm
Sun Oct 06 Bar Harbor, Maine
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Oct 07 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Oct 08 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Oct 09 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Oct 10 Cruising Gulf of St. Lawrence
- -
Fri Oct 11 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada TC
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Oct 11 Saint Lawrence River Cruising
- -
Sat Oct 12 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
7:00 am -
EXCLUSIVE SHORE EXCURSIONS
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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